Here’s a randomly generated cipher of unknown type. My ID tests were unconvincing so I knew it was a type they didn’t cover, which made the type fairly obvious. I generated a crib by pasting the caesar-shifted plaintext into my minimum crib program using a new “caesar-shifted” option that gets the original plaintext, uses the original to generate possible cribs and outputs cribs in caesar-shifted form. Using a crib I solved the cipher by going back and forth between an interactive solver and a hill-climber.
96559 51838 78566 63898 55659 47855 96632 72715 98673 04284 81981
89465 65228 19186 97739 07323 56278 96573 00989 07350 07235 54284
98385 66138 05947 18415 94389 83856 42711 47327 78941 56500 73427
09895 94983 85496 00987 87891 73082 37373 08365 47973 08783 04794
38056 50012 98555 87855 96509 89608 78304 79705 38309 53191 65915
56583 95949 53830 65813 052
caesar-shifted crib: QZXBFXKQTFYNSLSTI
Here’s a randomly generated cipher of unknown type. All my ID tests put the correct type on top. Hill-climbing and key search both solved it without a crib. I’ll include a caesar-shifted crib.
UWURW DTNZA ERUOR QNGCD IRYRI KWDTN YAOWY ABKKR ECSQI ERWZD RPWLY
APWQS UIIMW SNIWP ZUNYP SPGWG EUPQ.
Here’s a randomly generated cipher of unknown type. One of my ID tests put the correct type in fifth place, one put it in third place, and one put it unanimously in first place. I tried a hill-climber on the unanimous type and got the solution without a crib. I’ll include a caesar-shifted crib.
TDHII IBUEV IIEOT TEOAR NMDAS ERIIE EFRTE TLHUH YSFGA NOOEA METFP
NATRK KHONT AUNLG KFRDF LEHNH HETLG AOMDO MDHLF HDFDA ABNSI ODOIY
My random cipher generator picked this short text to encipher as a Sequence Tramp. I’ll provide the primer. With the primer, it’s not difficult to get the plaintext but I was unable to identify the 1-word key. I eventually figured out why. Here’s the ciphertext. I’ll provide a Caesar crib.
01349 HHTTN HEUEP BNTSG SOOEA FONOW RLTCI BCTOE U 1
Here’s a randomly generated cipher of unknown type. All my ID tests put the correct type on top (the neural net ID tests were unanimous). Hill-climber and key search both solved it without a crib. I’ll include a caesar-shifted crib.
RTAYA YMHPO HZUTY TBQYN CRMVT FUAOP YLUVT MGVPX VUROB VAKVR LVAUG
WLYVO RTHVR TAZNF FRILM QVIAL BWYLU AORYT TBBZR TLUHU ZHLUR THVRT
HKPXY LHZUM XMYBL BQFAU HZULU AZHRC LATDA YHKHZ TLLXP GFMOD NPNYH
UZTYM RPLXP RLAWP OSLAK GQCRP OCLXM BBZHD VUARN FFRLX QBNYI FPDLV
Here’s a randomly generated cipher that is NOT a numbered key cipher. I guessed the type by a process of elimination. I knew it was not a numbered key because I haven’t generated a numbered key cipher with a long enough key to include a cipher symbol in the 90’s. I solved it using my interactive solver and my hill-climber. I needed the crib to solve it. The book it was taken from was not the one I originally guessed.
12201 56946 15139 74574 84089 39515 13458 39974 45441 57484 70304
01513 27444 54664 95171 39517 20129 71395 40881 39520 80453 04040
84135 45098 47957 04067 65747 00866 20155 19365 65059 40120 65062
04946 85152 82006 65456 88484 13951 77093 46951 51345 54127 48345
47957 01581 46159 38474 08477 74795 70089 36597 74344 06574 45451
33294 20127 37440 74452 99793 20139 395
crib: his whole face and form expressive
My Analyzer correctly identified the type for this unknown and my automatic solver solved it correctly without the crib, but I will include a crib in Caesar. The plaintext is a sentence randomly taken from the Internet.
DHZBB SMKCMRCDY U KEVY NCAN QGG PGFLUH VKDNR QULRLSU IFRZG FAOQTY MS IQSC TMWKZ L DOESFZKF DNDNIIV
Here’s another unknown. It consists of one sentence taken randomly from gutenberg.org. My program correctly identified the type and my hillclimber solved it. The text omits a year in numerical form.
This was properly identified by my Analyzer, but it took me some work interactively using the crib to solve it. The text consists of two unrelated sentences randomly pulled from Gutenberg.org
Thecrib in Caesar is: PAIOWAPMEZWBMBWUMI
Here’s a randomly generated cipher of unknown type. It took me a long time to solve because the cipher type is not included in my ID tests. My ID tests got the correct general category though. After trying the cipher types listed at the top of my ID tests, I got around to trying what turned out to be the correct type. But with no crib or any other additional information, I had to run a hill-climber many times until I spotted a partial phrase that made sense. I used the corrected phrase for a crib and after several more hill-climbing runs got the solution. I’ll include the phrase I spotted as a caesar-shifted crib.
HYPAD AITRN GETEF GONRR OGUIW AYEDC HEAEN GNWIE RCUTA ECAPI NPFTR
DCSSA FTESH RNDBS LEDYR WAOAH IAOTO RSRIE YLSTS BDFRI NDIOO CIORT
TMSES ANESD MORAB SFNN.
crib: KTW GTDX YBT KTW LNWQX